Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service at Seme Border have arrested a couple (names withheld) with 30 compressed blocks of weed suspected to be cannabis valued at N3.2 million, the Customs has said.
The Customs said the couple was arrested while attempting to bring the drugs into the country from the Republic of Benin through Seme Border.
Comptroller Othman Abdu Saleh, the Customs Area Controller of Seme Border was quoted as saying that Customs operatives were able to detect the prohibited substance concealed in the bonnet and beneath the rear seat of the car where the driver’s wife and a baby were seated through intelligence and uncompromising enforcement.
Othman said the suspects were arrested while in a Kia Sephia car with Lagos registration number KSF160AG.
He said the car used to convey the drug was intercepted at Gbaji check point where the concealed blocks of compressed weeds were discovered.
He said the arrest and seizure is in furtherance of his resolve to strengthen the existing inter service tie between the customs at the border and other government agencies.
The suspects have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
On resumption, Othman had visited sister agencies and assured them of increasing customs co-operation in preventing government revenue loss and importation or exportation of any item or commodity in the import and export prohibition list.
He has warned persons involved in any form of illegality at the border to desist from doing so.